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The Football Institute (Pty.) Ltd.

Vital areas of coaching and training where The Football Institute can provide essential data and practical solutions that reflect South African specificity:   The early age talent identification concept and unique particularities to be considered in the selection criteria of … Continue reading

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Bafana Bafana:Our players are just not good enough

I want to repeat the title of this article. Our players are just not good enough and it’s about time they were told so and time they admitted it. I was talking to a colleague with whom I collaborate on … Continue reading

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Local Coaches: Don’t blame the innocents

It is becoming customary that harsh criticism is always directed at local coaches when they do not match the ever-increasing expectations of the public, in their achievements when compared with their foreign counterparts. This pressure increased when the end of … Continue reading

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Accidents of history or genetic advantage?

NAME COUNTRY LANGUAGE CLUB 1. Samuel E’to Cameroon French Anzhi 2. Didier Drogba Ivory Coast French Chelsea 3. Yaya Toure Ivory Coast French ManCity 4. Kolo Toure Ivory Coast French ManCity 5. Seydou Keita Mali French Barcelona 6 Alex Song … Continue reading

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Address to Bafana Bafana 09 January 2006

Prof. Louis Jeevanantham: 1) Opening remarks: In order to establish yourself as a star on the world stage you must perform for your country in international matches. The international community doesn’t remember performances of players at club level. Think of … Continue reading

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Importing Failure

The Mania of Importing Failure   Outside the minuscule group of successful nations, mainly Spain, Brazil, Germany, Holland, France and few more, the rest of the football world incredibly still believe that by copying the mentality, practice and experiences of … Continue reading

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A Brief Discussion: Thomas Kuhn’s views on Scientific Revolutions

Before I begin my discussion on the topic indicated, I would like to make some introductory remarks.   If football coaching and performance are not based on scientific principles, then what are they based on? In the paper, Conceptualising Specificity … Continue reading

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